Have you been finding feathers along your path? There may be a message of guidance for you if you have. The Angels and Divine Universe use feathers to communicate guidance and insight to you. If one happens to cross your path, it just may be exactly the message you have been needing to hear.
Angels are the most divine and purest entity created by God. They are not flesh and bones like normal living creatures of this world, in fact, they are made of pure light, their existence cannot be physically seen or felt like the normal beings. While they carry out their duty of spreading peace and love in this world, they leave behind traces of themselves for us to follow and believe in.
One of the swift ways in which they hint at their presence is by leaving behind their feathers. Angels leave them behind to remind us that God has sent them as a divine power to look over us and provide us with the peace we look around for.
FEATHERS SYMBOLISM BY COLOR
the color of the feather has a special meaning! here’s a simple guide
For thousands of years, Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have used feather symbolism in their spiritual rituals. Here’s how you can use feather magic today:
Smudging: smudging is an old Native American practice. It is the use of smoke from a dried herb (such as white sage) to rid an area or person of negativity. It is a rite of cleansing. A larger feather can be used to fan the smoke in different directions. The feather itself lends to the power of the smudging ritual. Feathers can be bundled together and made into a “smudging wand”
Accessorize: feathers can be worn on the body. This is a powerful form of feather magic. Natives have worn feathers in their hair and on their clothes for centuries. You can wear your favorite feather by making it into a hair piece or as a piece of jewelry. Carry the feather with you and the spiritual significance will stay with you.
Meditation: hold feathers during meditation. Blow gently on the feather to send out your spiritual intent or to put yourself into a trance. Hold a specific type of bird’s feather to contact your bird spirit guide.
Dream Bags and Pillows: if you are not allergic to birds/feathers, place a feather into a small sachet with other herbs to induce lucid dreams. Tuck the feather under your pillowcase at night to help transform yourself into the form of a bird in your dreams.
Magical Arrangements: place your favorite feathers between your favorite crystals and stones in a small clear vase and put somewhere special in your home. This keeps the spiritual powers of the feather flowing throughout your sacred space. Plus you can admire their beauty any time!
Adornments: you can adorn yourself with feathers or you can use feathers to adorn your spiritual tools. Just as the Natives did, you can use feathers to decorate wands, rattles, drums, staffs, altar cloths, and more!
Feather Symbolism by Bird
Each bird has its own feather symbolism, its own special magic. Birds have a direct link with Spirit and will bring you divine messages.
To get started, here is a list of birds and feather symbolism:
Blue Jay Feathers – while many people say blue jays are a nuisance, I have found them to be very powerful guides. Their message is simple – protect family at all costs.
Blackbird (Crow, Raven) Feathers – there are many kinds of blackbirds but their general message can be broken down into: magic, mystery, intuition
Ibis Feathers – the ibis is found in the Southeastern U.S. and is directly connected to Thoth the Egyptian god of Wisdom and Writing. The ibis reminds us to tap into our creative side and gain wisdom from the universe.
Seagull Feathers – the seagull can be found almost anywhere along the coasts. It is a scavenging bird and is connected to the sea. A seagull feather symbolizes humor, silliness, and using resources wisely.
Cardinal Feathers – the cardinal has such beautiful and vibrant red feathers that symbolize vitality, life, power.
Parrot Feathers – parrots remind us to be aware of our surroundings and heal us through color therapy.
Dove and Pigeon Feathers – doves and pigeons are in the same family. Dove feathers symbolize peace, love, and family.
Mockingbird Feathers – mockingbirds remind us to sing our own songs, to be our own unique selves.
Owl Feathers – Owls have connections to ancient deities. Owl feathers symbolize magic, intuition, seeing in th dark, developing psychic awareness and more.
Hawk Feathers – Hawk feathers remind us to connect with Spirit, stay focused, and fly high.